He is taking over the Hip-Hop industry... well, maybe he isn't, but he has been getting a ton of support from the music industry. Check out this track someone made. They freestyled this track that was put out by Lil' Wayne. You know, everyone is freestylin' to it now a day... CB is, Jada is... Heck, even Will Smith has... So here you go, Obama is "A Milli."
So I woke up today, went to turn on my computer, and left the room to go prepare some food. Upon my return, the computer was still loading. I figured, I must have just updated it from the night before... Five minutes, Ten Minutes... TWENTY MINUTES... nothing. SO, my computer has just decided that it won't start. Looks like I will be making a quick trip to my local computer store. If that does not work, then oh well, I needed a new computer anyways. So the reason why I haven't posted much the past few days is because I have not had a computer to work with. I will be going on another hiatus as of tomorrow, for about two weeks. Then I have another trip I will be on, and by the end of that trip, we will already be in August. So don't expect that many reviews, news, or much else out of the blog... I am using a my friends old computer, so I will post some stuff up today, so.. yea, hope everyone is having a solid summer.
Just found the album art for the upcoming Ne-Yo release. Looks solid, but still does not tell me much about the album itself. Anyways, here is some quick info on what is going on with Ne-Yo.
Closer was the first single off the album. It did not really capture me the way I thought it would. It is still a solid track, but not the Ne-Yo I am used to. It has an upbeat feel to it, and like most Ne-Yo songs, it flows nicely. The track really did not appeal much to me, but I did think that it was a decent choice for the first single. It will get tons of air play on the radios, internet, and of course on TV stations. Regardless of that, this track will for sure give Ne-Yo fans what they have been craving since his last release.
So anyway, if you want to give it a listen, either Click Here, or just go on YouTube, and type the track name in the search bar, and give the first single from Rn'B sensation a listen. Let me know whether or not you like it...
Here is a list of the confirmed tracks thus far that will for sure appear in the upcoming Ne-Yo album release. The list includes the single that I just gave a short review on...
"Closer" "Stop This World" "So You Can Cry" "What's The Matter" "Let's Just Be" "In the Way" "TBD" (Feat. Patrick Stump) [<-- Unknown Track Name As Of Yet...]
New single from J. Dollaz. We would like to apologize to both J. Dollaz and the rest of the artists we support. The lack of updates was due to an overload in work, and since that overload, I have been out of town, same thing with my co-writer. So it has been hard for each of us. But for now, keep sending your stuff in, and we will keep posting it up.
Click on the track to download it. Please be sure to leave comments on what you think of the new single from J. Dollaz. That's all for now from our Up & Coming Artists... Look for some new artists and some new album reviews and interviews from our up and coming stars in the near future.
Both superstars are currently teaming up, and Akon is now finished with the "Sweet Escape Tour," and is now joining superstar Rihanna on stage. The two are a great combo, and I would love to see both of them live... Too bad I won't be in town, or have the money to see them... Anyways, if you get a chance to see the duo live, please post up what you saw and how the concert was!
Not much to report on, but from what I understand, the third studio album by John Legend will be released sometime in October of 2008. He has been recording the album since 2007, and the final product will be a late 08' release. I am truly excited for the album, and there is still only one confirmed track for the album: "Green Light (Feat. Andre 3000)"
Should be a solid track, and a solid album. We will be sure to throw more updates on here when we find out more about the up and coming third album release from John Legend.
So here are the top ten reasons why I am against 50 Cent. I sort of was planning on making a list, but I decided to maybe get a bit creative, get on the wild side, and go lyrical. You won't find these lines on any hip-hop diss track, but I decided to make them myself. Let me know what you think of them, and if you are an aspiring artist, or a big time musician (i.e. one of 50's enemies), please let me know if you are going to use it. I would love to see it in a track or something, and would love to know if any of the lines I make up would ever be used.
Reason Number Ten:
He likes to challenge people to record sales, put on stake his future musical career, and is a straight up moron. If you lose a bet to Kanye West, and say your going to retire if he beats you in record sales, then be a man, and retire from doing solo-albums, like you said you would. Heck, ya got G-Unit to fall back on, so just do your group work and be done. No one really likes your solo work that much anyway...
Reason Number Nine:
You like to start things. Heck if I had a nickel for every time you started beef over nothing, I would be richer than you and your crappy record sales.
"You had one solid album, and the rest is all crap, you can make as many movies as you want, but your sh!t is still whack."
Damn, if I was making a diss song towards you, that line would for sure be in it. Hey Young Jeezy, The Game, T.I., or Nas, feel free to throw that one into any of your tracks! Man Fiddy, you are pretty whack, taking on musicians like Nas & T.I. is probably one of your biggest mistakes as of yet.
"You like to think you and your Unit got it all, but damn, I am sick of you all..."
I don't know where I am spitting these lines from, to bad I am not a rapper. But anyway, the number nine reason to hate on fiddy is mainly due to his as-of-late beef starting with musicians T.I. and Nas. Dude just keep to yourself and stop acting tough... Myself and the rest of the music industry is kinda getting sick of your act. If you want to make music, than do that, and stop starting up with other musicians.
Reason Number Eight:
You like to get around with girls like Paris Hilton (as shown above).
"Your a sell-out, and think you can be a one man show. Hell if that was the case, then during your competition with Kanye, you were a for sure NO SHOW..."
My lyrical flow is just heating up, I really don't know where this is coming from, especially because I am not a musician. But the lyrics that I just spit are the truth...
"Besides, you being with Paris makes you a straight up hoe."
Anyway, the reason for number eight is that:
"You aren't a P.I.M.P. your just a sell out, better known for being a hoe."
Reason Number Seven:
Oh the things you do Mr. Cent... If your act would just straighten up the world would not have such a problem with you. You seemed like a nice guy when you first showed up on the musical scene, but damn things have changed, and you aren't so clean. Rumors spread man, and setting fire to your house, now let's hope that was not your doing... Because if so, that would make you a felon. Too bad your alibi may check, because if it didn't it would make you much worse than T.I.
Reason Number Six:
"What are you, preparing for Ether 2. Man oh-man, Nas will crush you."
"Hell Fiddy all you have fought is small time stuff, compare yourself to Nas, and you ain't much..."
"Nas will tear you to pieces, he has already gone up against the greats, facing off against Jay-Z and Biggie, are you truly ready for this date...?"
"Your going up against the world, and while some may appreciate, your sh!t's weak, and this could be the end of your musical fate"
"Nas will crush you, just like Kanye did, Jeezy and The Game will flat out annihilate, YA DIG!?"
"So for reason number six, your big mouth should just stay shut, oh... and by the way Curtis, just shut the F*ck up..."
Reason Number Five:
No lyrics to this one. Just a simple message: Your running out of time, you're getting to old for this game.
"Stop acting like your twenty, give it a rest, you've lost your fame."
Man picking fights a like a little school girl, what's next, you going to challenge Brittany Spears to a musical fight? Your list of enemies are clearly too many to count, so my main question to you is why not make peace?
I promise you that Paper Trail will end up selling more than your Massacre album ever will.
So number five is simple, by age thirty, don't ya think it is a little childish to be picking all these fights?
Reason Number Four:
There are truly no lyrics I can make up for this one, so just sit back and read on...
Just because you were shot and lived doesn't make you tough... You aren't the first, and you won't be the last person to have accomplished this feat. You must think you are the toughest guy on the streets of New York, but if you ever got into a fight with someone on the streets, you would lose so badly. You can get shot as many times as you want, but you hide behind your story, and you think that because you were shot, you are the greatest thing to hit the music scene. Let me break it to you Mr. Cent... You're not...
Reason Number Three:
Your voice is as annoying and whiny as a little school boy's. You sit there all day, spitting lyrics about how tough you are, but your voice is not convincing. You can't do much with your tracks, that is why you have so many featured artists on all of your albums. Maybe if you put out an album of just you, I could actually be able to hear the real 50 Cent.
Reason Number Two:
Is because of what I read from people other than me... Here is what some other people think about you and your lame game...
On The Picture Above: "Hmmmmm……I could of swore that’s the same chick that was caught on the internet saying racial slurs like “ni**a this and my ni**a that” and now he is gonna be all hugged up with her. 50, ur a disgrace to the hip-hop culture. And you got he nerve to be talking about Lil’ Wayne? You’ll do anything to sell a record." - G-Unit Killa (Click Here To Read More)
Damn 50, looks like I am not the only one... I agree with G-Unit Killa, you will do anything to sell a record...
Reason Number One:
And the number one reason as to why I hate 50 Cent... Well it is very simple. You open your mouth when it should stay shut. You have no musical game, whatsoever. You like to start beef, and then get your butt handed to you by artists such as The Game, Young Jeezy, and soon T.I. and Nas... And the final reason, both YOU and YOUR UNIT suck...
Screw the whole Remix of the Week idea... Since I won't be around for that long, I am just going to post up remixes and mashups whenever I feel like it. This mashup is pretty darn sick. Superstar + Apologize was a great idea, and I must say, this one is a for sure banger. Be sure to check it out, and if I find a download for it, I will be sure to post it up!
We would like to introduce you all to a Hip-Hop/R&B Supergroup that probably has what it takes to put out a mega album. They go by the name of T-Wayne, and they comprise of only two artists... T-Pain, and of course, Lil' Wayne. The two have said that they will be forming this group, and will put out a record together. This all comes after the two collaborated on a track on Lil' Wayne's most recent album release of, Tha Carter III. Not much else to really report about, just throwing the news out there for all of you. I will be sure to post up more updates when I hear more about the power duo T-Wayne.
You all know what I think about Lil' Wayne, and how I see his musical career as just being a popular musician and that he really does not have any skill. Well, after giving the album a listen a few times, I have decided to change my mind. The guy does do a great a job. For all the years that I have ragged on Wayne, and his only being good due to Kanye West, I would like to apologize. Tha Carter III is proof that Lil' Wayne has extreme talent, far more than I truly understood. While I may not be a fan of all of his songs, the album overall is pretty solid. I can truly appreciate it, and while that is the case, he did sell"A Milli" copies of his third LP in Tha Carter Trilogy.
So you may ask me why I liked the album so much!? Well the answer is simple... Wayne did a fantastic job spreading out his really hot tracks throughout the album. This allowed me to stay interested throughout the entire CD. Tracks like, "Dr. Carter," "Mr. Carter," and hit single, "Lollipop (Feat. Static Major)" were all placed perfectly on the album. I also liked the choices he made for artists featured on the album. I was impressed by the quality of the songs on the album. Not to mention, I also liked the fact that he was not cocky, in the sense that not every track was solely about him, and his ability to spit tracks better than anyone else. Also, I can finally agree, and support Lil' Wayne now that he has publicly said on an album a, "Thank You Mr. West." This being said, I will now be doing more Lil' Wayne updates, and more Lil' Wayne reviews and such. No more bashing from me. You may however, see once in a while a criticism from me, but to be honest, there was not much to criticize on Tha Carter III. Other than the fact that his singles were not as hot as they maybe should have been, the overall album was pretty tight.
I would also like to take a look at the bonus disk. The tracks on there were pretty solid. I really enjoyed giving it a listen, and he flat our killed the songs featured on the bonus disc. While this album was not as good as his past (some would say), I thought he did a fantastic job with the album. I guess the third time is the charm, he sold a million plus records, changed my opinion on his musical works, and he flat out did something that is truly impossible to do now a days. The guy is a straight up superstar. Anyway, lets just get on with the rest of the review. This is a massive review, so I am going to do a breakdown of the singles he released, then I will put up the track listing, and like an old school TGLR's album review, I will rate each song, including the bonus disc, etc. So we still got a ways to go before I finish with this album.
The first single for Tha Carter III was "Lollipop (Feat. Static Major)". The track was not my favorite, it took a while for it to grow on me, like most Lil' Wayne singles, but after a while, I began to like it. There were many other tracks on the album that I enjoyed, but it was still a solid single. While many did not like the song, I thought he did do a great job with the song. It may have gotten old fast, mainly due to the large air play the track received on the radio, internet, and T.V. (i.e. MTV, VH1, etc.).
Another thing that the single did was get fans into what Tha Carter III will have on it. If there were more tracks like this one on it, then people would want to buy it. In my opinion, this single single handedly allowed Wayne to sell "A Millie" copies of his most recent release, Tha Carter III.
This track got old fast, but will still be a classic Lil' Wayne song. The beat he dropped on this one was straight fire, and there is no one out there who can argue with it. Not only was the beast straight fire, but tons of artists jumped all over this track and made a freestyle of it. Below will be the list of musicians who decided to freestyle "A Millie." On top of that, the track got major airplay like Lollipop did, so the track did not stay hot for too long. Overall though, the track was solid in the beginning. It was a strong second single for the album, and it definitely helped push sales to a higher level for when Tha Carter III finally dropped. The majority of the songs on the album really don't match the style in which Wayne took on this track, but regardless, the track was straight fire.
Lil' Wayne and T-Pain just straight up killed this track. I have never seen any two artists have the ability to just do a track like this, and straight up kill it. The track is probably the best single of the three, and it shows the complete dominance that Lil' Wayne and T-Pain have in today's music industry. This track is probably one of my favorite tracks on the album, and it is just overall a great track. While it did not get as much air-play like the first two singles did, it is still a hot track, and that is why it's still a good track. This is probably my favorite one on the album, and I like the shout out to Rihanna with the "Ella-Ella-Aye Aye" in there. Overall a club banger for sure, and the single was extremely good. I am glad this track made the final cut.
So there you have it, the three singles that made Tha Carter III what it was and is today! I am now going to take a look at the track listing for the album, so keep on reading if you want to see the ratings for the tracks on the album.
"3 Peat" (8.8 out of 10)
"Mr. Carter (Ft. Jay-Z)" (9.3 out of 10) "A Milli" (9.2 out of 10) "Got Money (Ft. T-Pain)" (9.7 out of 10) "Comfortable (Ft. Babyface)" (8.6 out of 10) "Dr. Carter" (9 out of 10) "Phone Home" (8.5 out of 10) "Tie My Hands (Ft. Robin Thicke)" (8.3 out of 10) "Mrs. Officer (Ft. Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd [uncredited])" (8.7 out of 10) "Let the Beat Build" (8.8 out of 10) "Shoot Me Down (Ft. D. Smith)" (8.6 out of 10) "Lollipop (Ft. Static Major)" (9 out of 10) "La La (Ft. Brisco & Busta Rhymes)" (9 out of 10) "Playing With Fire (Ft. Betty Wright)" (8.8 out of 10) "You Ain't Got Nuthin' (Ft. Fabolous & Juelz Santana)" (8.9 out of 10) "DontGetIt" (8.7 out of 10)
iTunes Bonus Tracks:
"Lollipop (Remix) (Ft. Static Major & Kanye West)" (8.9 out of 10) "Prostitute 2" (8 out of 10)
Target Bonus Tracks:
"Action (Target Bonus Track)" (8.6 out of 10)
"Whip It (Target Bonus Track)" (8.5 out of 10)
Deluxe Edition Tracks (Bonus CD):
"I'm Me" (9 out of 10)
"Gossip" (8.6 out of 10) "Kush" (8.5 out of 10) "Love Me or Hate Me" (8.3 out of 10) "Talkin' About It" (8.6 out of 10)
I am a huge Red Wings fan, in case none of you knew that... So let me take the time to welcome a few players to the Wings family. The Red Wings have just signed Marian Hossa and Ty Conklin. I am super happy to have both on the team next year, and I expect for the Wings to repeat, especially with these two moves...
Anyway, I am in town for the next couple of days, so expect to see some posts, and what not... I will be leaving soon to go on another trip, which will be close to a two month hiatus for me. In that time though, I will be stopping back in to check up on the blog, so expect maybe one or two posts during that two month break. So, keep coming back here for updates and news, and whatever else I decide to throw up on the blog!
When we decided to move V2 to a totally new template and format, we lost everything. All of our texts, widgets, and other features to the site were deleted. We are going to try and bring back our Music 101 section. It will feature many of the same old stuff, including where to find album/movie artwork, sheet music, and other great stuff that will help supply your music hunger. Our compilation of sites may take awhile to re-create, but do not fret, we will have it up as soon as possible! If you know of anything that should go here, let us know by dropping us an e-mail. Thanks, and we hope you make good use of this section!